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Late in the clip (around 1:30 on) it does appear that the bird has feathered toes...

> On May 9, 2014, at 11:59 AM, "Kent McFarland" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Okay, I only watched this quickly so far, but why couldn't this be a
> leucistic grouse? Just a thought....
> Kent
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> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Thomas Berriman
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>> It appears that there was/is a Willow Ptarmigan in the vicinity of
>> Fairbanks Scales Factory/Plant on rte. #2 east of St Johnsbury.
>> Here is a link to a video on NEK Audubon Facebook posted and taken by Mary
>> Beth Prondzinski of the Fairbanks Museum:
>> 
>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152121019351409
>> 
>> Mary Beth was alerted to the Ptarmigan by Fairbanks Scale employees and
>> they have taken pictures of the bird (although from long distances).
>> 
>> The bird was last seen along the north side of Rte. 2 on the shoulder of
>> the road at the bend in rte. 2 just before you approach Fairbanks Scales
>> which will be on the left.
>> 
>> Four of us did look this morning for the bird and did not find it. The
>> area was not totally covered before we had to leave because of other
>> obligations.
>> 
>> Tom Berriman
>>